Celtic had a slow start but got the three points after a convincing second half. Hooper, with two goals and two assist to his name, was the man of the match. Ross County caused some trouble and found some holes in Celtic's back, but lost their way as the game went on. Celtic's lead is now more solid, they are 5 points above ICT while they still have a game in hand. Photo source: BBC Sport/PA
Celtic were on the driving seat during the whole match as St Mirren barely threated Forster. However, they again showed some problems to translate their possession into goals. Wanyama's goal brought some calm to the home fans, but as the minutes passed impatience went back to them as the team failed to bring the game to bed. Hooper made it two seven minutes before the final whistle, but it was still an unimpressive showing by a Celtic side who lacks creativity to beat teams that are miles away from them in terms of quality. St Mirren haven't scored against Celtic since 2010, and today they didn't look like breaking that record as they defended their goal while they hoped for a break to equalise the game. Celtic are now four points above Motherwell with a game in hand. A good position to be in just before the Christmas' run of games. Photo source: BBC Sport/SNS
Matthews screamer gave Celtic a narrow lead at Gayfield Park, this was enough for Celtic to claim their place in the 5th round. Despite their efforts during the second half, Arbroath couldn't equalise. Midway through the second half, a goal coming from the home side was disallowed for a foul on Forster.Connor Birse had the best chance for the hosts, but Forster denied him with a good save. Paul Sheerin's side can take credit after a spirited performance against the Scottish Champions.
Neil Lennon's men slightly dominated during the first half but got one ahead with Brown's goal. They showed their skills during the second half to easily brush off Killie. Ledley and Samaras ended good passing build ups to kill the game. Sheridan scored just before the final whistle to give the home fans something to cheer on. The unanswered question now is: can Celtic show the same approach and hunger at home?
Dundee United managed to get a point when all looked lost for them. Despite a slow start in the second half, Celtic lead 0-2 through Miku and Watt's goals, but the Arabs did an extra effort during the final minutes to achieve a deserved draw. Mackay-Steven made it 1-2 from close range and a Barry Douglas' cross ended in Forster's net thanks to Ambrose's unlucky header. Celtic will concentrate now on Barcelona trying to forget their SPL woes, where, despite two weeks without a win, they are still leading with a game in hand (at home against Dundee United).
Celtic host St Johnstone in the League Cup's quarter finals after their shocking defeat on Saturday against Kilmarnock (0-2). Neil Lennon's men will look for a win to continue the positive spirit they have had during this month. Steve Lomas' team stunned Celtic this season when they beat them 2-1 in September after Rowan Vine's brace. Celtic's manager has said before the match that he will field a strong team. Live in Vavel UK. K.O: 19:45.
Celtic trashed and looked on form at St Mirren Park. St Mirren didn't have a B plan to revert the match's fate. Hooper, Ambrose, Wanyama (2) and Watt gave Celtic a well-deserved lead. Neil Lennon's men remain leaders of the SPL and head to Barcelona with a sky-high morale. St Mirren are given a sore blow but will remain confident to reach their goal: a top six finish.
Wales beat Scotland after some late drama. Both teams showed why they are in the bottom positions in the group A, the Welshmen only managed to get the three points thanks to Gareth Bale's individual performance. Neither team showed creativity and they don't look like improving a lot in the future. That's how we lived it.